The name of this dessert describes it perfectly. Smooth berry sauce on a cloud of meringue and cream cheesiness. My Mother-In-Law is the source for this (and many more) of my recipes. It is a crowd-pleaser and it feels rich and highbrow. Of course, if you have someone who doesn't like meringue, cheesecake, or berries, they may not go for it, but that is probably not the type of person you would be inviting over for dessert in the first place, is it?
Berry Cherry On A Cloud
6 egg whites
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbs. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. heavy cream
6 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 C. miniature marshmallows (for extra cloudiness!)
1 Large Can Wilderness pie cherries
1 pkg frozen strawberries or raspberries, thawed (I prefer raspberries, or mixed berries)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Meringue: Beat egg whites until fluffy. Very slowly add sugar, cream of tartar, and salt. Fold in vanilla and spread on the bottom and sides of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 275 degrees for 60 minutes.
Filling: Beat together cream cheese, cream, sugar and vanilla. Fold in marshmallows. Spread on cooled meringue and chill at least 12 hours.
Mix all topping ingredients together and serve over slices of dessert.
Source: LuAnne Brown